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English definition of “death”

death

noun
 
/deθ/
B1 the end of life: After the death of her husband she lost interest in life. We need to reduce the number of deaths from heart attacks.
bored, frightened, etc. to death extremely bored, frightened, etc.: She’s scared to death of dogs.
(Definition of death from the Cambridge Essential Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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